Tonga Gardenia

Gardenia cornuta

Natal Gardenia, Horned Gardenia, Wilde-Appel, Tongakatjiepiering, Natalkatjiepiering (Afr.)

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Flowers and fruit
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The spectacular, large white and yellow flowers with their sweet scent, attracts passersby from a distance to this small, much-branched tree. The smooth, glossy, golden yellow fruits add to this spectacle in the bushveld, thicket, woodland and on grassy plains. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Rubiaceae

Flower colour

White, Yellow

Credits

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Gardenia cornuta by Mkhipheni Ngwenya, KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium, June 2005 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)